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New York Institutions

Requirements for Teaching Students with Disabilities Extensions

23. Extensions to authorize a teacher who is certified to teach students with disabilities as a generalist (Grades 7-12 Generalist) to be employed as the teacher of record for students with disabilities in certain subjects.    

Programs leading to extensions to authorize the teaching of certain subjects in grades 7 through 12 to students with disabilities for a certificate in students with disabilities adolescence (generalist) for programs registered prior to October 1, 2022, or all grades shall require study of at least 12 semester hours in the subject to be taught; English language arts; biology; chemistry; earth science; physics; social studies; or a language other than English (specified). For social studies, the candidate shall complete the 12 semester hours through a combination of study in United States history, world history and geography.